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Lion Headed Nefertem
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Lion Headed Nefertem


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Description The seated figure represents a nude child god. The crown on his head depicts a lotus bud. The opened lotus flower is an attribute of the god Nefertem, the son of the creator god Ptah and the lioness goddess Sakhmet. This variation of Nefertem with a lotus bud is a rare example.
Provenance Mrs. G. Harry Pouder, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1971, by bequest.
Credit Gift of Mrs. G. Harry Pouder, from the estate of the late G. H. Pouder, 1971

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Period
1070-332 BC (Third Intermediate-Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with green glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2314
Measurements
H: 2 x W: 3/8 x D: 7/8 in. (5.02 x 0.92 x 2.23 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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